A new type of organic sensitizers with pyridine-N-oxide as the anchoring group for dye-sensitized solar cells
2013 (English)In: RSC Advances, ISSN 2046-2069, Vol. 3, no 33, 13677-13680 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A series of organic dyes with alkaline pyridine-N-oxide as the electron acceptor and anchoring group have been synthesized and applied in dye-sensitized solar cells. Photoelectrical data show a good coordination between pyridine-N-oxide and TiO2 films, which effectively guarantee the injection and adsorption of the dye molecules. With the simple WL102 dye, the best photon-to-electron conversion efficiency of 3.72% and an excellent IPCE value about 95% have been achieved under optimized conditions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 3, no 33, 13677-13680 p.
Oxide films, Photoelectrochemical cells, Pyridine, Synthesis (chemical)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-127443DOI: 10.1039/c3ra41182fISI: 000322464500018ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84881060687OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-127443DiVA: diva2:644337
FunderSwedish Energy AgencyKnut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
QC 201308302013-08-302013-08-302013-08-30Bibliographically approved